BlueChilli has today announced the launch of Winexplorer, an innovation challenge that aims to find the next big idea in wine tech. Together with Brancott Estate, BlueChilli is looking for the next pioneer in the wine industry who has a product that will change the way consumers enjoy wine.
Melbourne startup ResponSight looks at behavioural analytics to detect security breaches within organisations
Melbourne startup ResponSight is an enterprise risk and security software company that provides risk solutions to large enterprises by linking behavioural risk profiles with hacker activity.
The thing about working in an office is that you can spend all morning daydreaming about what you’re going to eat for lunch, only to then get swept up in work and forget to eat until 3pm and then just eat a small, sad snack at your desk, or forget about eating altogether. The team behind HowAboutEat, the latest startup to join the ranks of Sydney’s FoodTech army, know they can’t stop people eating at their desk, so they want to make sure people are at least eating well.
My role at #PolicyHack was very clear – I was the lead facilitator for Team 3: tasked to improve gender equality in the ecosystem. The biggest lesson from #PolicyHack was how harrowingly hard it is to combat a systematic problem like gender equality in tech in one blow. For all the noise I make about this issue, I was truly humbled by how challenging it is to get anyone, let alone the government and the private sector, to agree on what to do first.
Startup WithWine is like a wine festival in an app that helps consumers buy wine based on word of mouth
Sydney startup With Wine, backed by BlueChilli, wants people to find wine by looking at what their friends have enjoyed and then helps them buy it, with lists of wine on the app ranked according to ratings from friends. As well as this social aspect, the app allows users to save and keep track of wines they like, eliminating one of the most common issues when it comes to wine: actually being able to remember what you found at the bottle shop last time you went, or what you drank at a restaurant or at a friend’s place.
Wyatt Roy teams up with BlueChilli to run policy hackathon aimed at developing new policies for the innovation ecosystem
The newly appointed Assistant Minister for Innovation The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP has teamed up with venture technology firm BlueChilli to facilitate a one-day policy hackathon to take place in Sydney next weekend.
BlueChilli is urging startups to complete its StartRail survey, with the results to be used to produce a series of interactive maps detailing Australia’s startup ecosystem.
FitTech is a crowded space and PT Essentials is focusing on the “business” side of the industry with its solution
Sydney based PT Essentials is a mobile solution that was specifically designed for personal trainers and fitness professionals to help them run and manage their daily activities
Westpac has partnered with BlueChilli to launch a new Innovation Challenge looking to revolutionise the agricultural sector.
It was announced in February that tech incubator Bluechilli would be setting up a presence in Melbourne. The company appointed Sophie Hose and Ren Butler to head up operations, in what I believe is Australia’s first all female led branch of a incubator.
We all joke about getting socks for Christmas, but a recent poll found that Australians just spent $520 million on unwanted Christmas gifts. I know it isn’t nice to complain when people are spending money on presents for you, but on the other hand, you don’t want people to waste their money on gifts that you just won’t appreciate. Gift giving app Koobee was created to help gift givers get it right.
Venture tech firm BlueChilli accused of not delivering on its promise to startups; BlueChilli responds
A number of sources have told Startup Daily that Sydney-headquartered venture technology firm and startup incubator BlueChilli has not delivered on its promise to numerous startups in its portfolio, with one source saying it is “doing more damage to the Australian startup scene than good.”
Westpac and BlueChilli launch Innovation Challenge, offering early stage startups $40,000 and entry into accelerator
Are you an early stage startup with a killer idea that will shake up the real estate industry? Westpac Group and venture tech firm BlueChilli want you, and are willing to put $40,000 on the table to prove it. The collaboration forms part of a new initiative to help drive innovation solutions for Westpac’s SME and commercial real estate customers.
Sydney-based venture technology investor and startup incubator, BlueChilli has today announced it has closed AUD$5 million in investment, which will help the firm continue in its path to grow and strengthen Australia’s startup sector. The latest round of funding was led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments, as well as Adelaide-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Internode Simon Hackett.